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Monday, November 13, 2006
A Fine Use of the Courts
By Dr. Steven Taylor @ 12:05 pm

Via the AP: Is a burrito a sandwich? Judge says no.

Basically, a restaurant was trying to block another restaurant from moving into a shopping center because:

Panera has a clause in its lease that prevents the White City Shopping Center in Shrewsbury from renting to another sandwich shop. Panera tried to invoke that clause to stop the opening of an Qdoba Mexican Grill.

Panera is one of my favorite places, but please, the judge is correct: a burrito ain’t a sandwich.

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  1. Panera is one of my favorite places, but please, the judge is correct: a burrito ain’t a sandwich.

    How about those “wraps” that are so popular these days? Is a wrap a sandwich?

    Comment by Ratoe — Monday, November 13, 2006 @ 1:34 pm

  2. Oh, the complicated issues we tackle here at PoliBlog!

    Well, I know it isn’t a burrito.

    I am going to say that a wrap is a wrap, not a sandwich.

    But then again, I am just a consumer and not a lawyer ;)

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Monday, November 13, 2006 @ 2:06 pm

  3. I think it is going out on a limb to try to call a burrito a sandwich. If what they really wanted was no other fast food restaurants that’s what they should have gotten in their lease.

    And you are correct. Panera Rocks!

    Comment by Jan — Monday, November 13, 2006 @ 3:03 pm

  4. so now where do we go…

    Bush Urges Isolation of Iran Until It Gives Up Nuclear Ambitions

    Comment by murray — Monday, November 13, 2006 @ 5:45 pm

  5. Among them was Cambridge chef Chris Schlesinger, who said in an affidavit: “I know of no chef or culinary historian who would call a burrito a sandwich. Indeed, the notion would be absurd to any credible chef or culinary historian.”

    Best use of an affidafit EVER.

    Comment by B. Minich — Monday, November 13, 2006 @ 9:38 pm

  6. I love case law. I pray that someday, somewhere, for some reason, I am in an argument over whether or not a burrito is a sandwhiche.

    “Of course a burrito is a sandwhiche. What gave you the idea that it wasn’t?”

    “Well, the Massachussetts Superior Court actually ruled on this, and you’re wrong.”

    “Ha ha. Very funny.”

    “No, really… I’m serious.”

    Any chance this will be appealed to the US Supreme Court?

    Comment by Dan — Tuesday, November 14, 2006 @ 7:22 am

  7. Now I personally hold that a burrito is not a sandwich, but what about a quesadila? It is almost exactly like a panini only with a flour shell instead of bread. Maybe Panera went about the case all wrong.

    Comment by Lisa — Tuesday, November 14, 2006 @ 7:32 am

  8. I thought about the quesadilla angle too. It does seem closer to a sandwich than a burrito. Still a bit of a stretch though, in my opinion.

    Comment by Jan — Tuesday, November 14, 2006 @ 10:05 am

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